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College Level Examination Program

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you earn college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Standardized tests administered on a computer allow students to demonstrate their knowledge in a wide variety of subjects and earn college credit. Pass any of the 33 CLEP exams and achieve your college and career goals.

CLEP recommends following these steps:

  1. Learn about your school's CLEP policy: Baldwin Wallace University CLEP Policy (CLEP credit) or other institutions
  2. Decide on which CLEP exam(s) to take: CLEP exams available (see all horizontal tabs) and exam descriptions and fact sheets
  3. Register and pay for a CLEP Exam Registration Ticket through My Account on the CLEP website at (Get Started with CLEP link). The CLEP Registration Ticket confirms your CLEP exam purchase but does not reserve a seat at your preferred test center.
  4. Find test centers and reserve a CLEP test date for your exam.
  5. Prepare for your exam. Find study resources, tips, and samples.


CLEP Exam Registration Fee: The CLEP exam fee must be paid by credit card for each exam through My Account on the CLEP website at* Acceptable credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or JCB. CLEP Exam Registration Tickets are nonrefundable after seven days and valid for six months. Bring your printed CLEP Exam Registration Ticket on test day that includes your ticket ID number required for testing.
*Please refer to the CLEP website for current fee information.

Military personnel eligibility for DANTES-funded CLEP exams or veteran reimbursement is posted at or

Please Note:

  • CLEP examinations are approximately 90 minutes. (Plan on two hours total time.)
  • CLEP scores do not affect your GPA.
  • Passing scores earn academic credit. CLEP exams are scored between 20 and 80. (BW requires a passing CLEP score of at least 50.)
  • Scores are reported to the designated school(s) in approximately 5 business days.
  • CLEP policy states that you must wait three months before repeating an exam with the same title.
  • Baldwin Wallace students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor before registering for a CLEP exam.

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